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The ghosts of communications past

Standing proud, but with only each other for company, I spotted these on my way home earlier today.

Ghosts

It got me wondering the last time I used a public post box, or a payphone. Or how many children today have ever used one? How times – and “technologies” – change.

8 comments

1 Ken Banks { 08.19.09 at 5:03 pm }

When was the last time you used a public payphone? Or a post box? "The ghosts of communications past". http://is.gd/2oBkO

2 kiwanja { 08.19.09 at 5:03 pm }

When was the last time you used a public payphone? Or a post box? "The ghosts of communications past". http://is.gd/2oBkO

3 changefeed { 08.19.09 at 5:28 pm }

->@kiwanja: The ghosts of communications past http://bit.ly/NzoAb

4 Kathy Welsh { 08.19.09 at 5:44 pm }

My son’s coin bank looks like this British phone booth. His kids might think the COINS are nostalgic.

5 Steve-O { 08.19.09 at 5:46 pm }

I use my local post office, but rarely a post box. Does that count? As for the payphone, can’t remember to be honest. Ages!!

6 Mum { 08.20.09 at 6:28 pm }

I parked my car alongside one such post box this morning then posted your birthday cards -oops, and then bought my runner beans from the next door stall. That’s what I call convenience shopping !

7 ugo { 08.20.09 at 6:31 pm }

Believe it or not, if your train is late with National Express in the UK, the only way to get a refund is by mailing in your original ticket with all your details…it makes you wonder about a future where sms+m-payment systems work seamlessly, in the “developed” world :)

8 squidoo guy { 09.15.09 at 7:05 am }

Thanks for the post, very helpful.

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